Wednesday 9 May 2018

English Heritage’s historic sites go green

English Heritage’s historic sites go green

Ecotricity has partnered with English Heritage to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity consumption across many of the UK's historic sites.

The owner of castles, gardens and other notable landmarks is to appoint 20 green energy champions, who will be mentored by the renewable energy firm to make the organisation's most significant sites more sustainable.

Ecotricity has also created a new sign up deal, through which it will donate money to English Heritage for everyone who switches their energy supply through the offer.

Those donations will fund the creation of a full-time national energy manager job at the historic site charity - this person will be responsible for making sites more sustainable, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and introducing cost savings.

Rob Woodside, Estates Director at English Heritage, said: "With Ecotricity’s support, we will effectively monitor and review energy consumption at our collection of over 400 historic sites, putting environmental sustainability first to help improve the charity’s green credentials and encourage English Heritage members, staff and volunteers to consider their own carbon footprint."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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